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#Flatlay Friday

Happy Friday and 3 day weekend!

I just wanted to share with you some of our shops Favorite #flatlays and Tips on how to create a great #flatlay (in case you like to share your #ootd) on your social media.

We have been told we are #flatlay queens! were proud to take that title!

A couple of great tips to follow when laying out your outfit are as follows….

# choose your color theme and or theme and make sure it has balance…. like in Interior design you work with odd numbers!           (MOST  peeps want to work in even numbers and it really doesn’t create the balance as odd numbers do!)

# USE props that fit the look of your outfit….Plants, books, magazines, Bowls, Holiday decor etc.

#lay it out Look through your lens see is you need to adjust anything.

#Play with folding, angles, side beside and Layering over or under.

#Make sure your outfit is in frame and no shadows from above lighting

# Have fun & play with your clothes!!!

Below We have choose several different ways you can layout a perfect #flatlay take a peek, be inspired to even copy some for an outfit or a creative #flatlay. Enjoy your weekend, ox

Valentines Day gift’s & outfits

Our Fashion Segment on Fox13 The Place

Black with a pop of red is classic romantic & Valentines day

Be my Freaking ..Tee $24.99,Heart choker $9.99

Eye mask SALE $10 voluspa candle $27.99

Suede ball caps $17.99 and lip scarf $14.99

ox cup $10.99, heart wand $1.99 , Heart pocket $4.99

Sweet Heart neckline lace tunic $34.99 on website

sweetheart lace tunic top

Danielle floral maxi skirt $44.99 on website

 

Need a outfit or a Valentine Gift? we have got you covered!  So many cute options available in shop and online! Above we posted some of our favorites. We Also have bath products, perfumes, lotions, and our Best selling candles and chocolates available online and in shop!  Need an outfit? Our Free styling service can help you find the perfect outfit! We got New arrival’s to suit every look, from skirts, dresses to skinny jeans! Let us help you look fab this Valentines day!

Hope to see you soon, D’Arcy @ Chic style

Don’t forget to check out our facebook, Instagram and our Live stories for up to date arrival’s!

Going on Vacation?

Hello, Crazy Winter we’re having! I hope some of you get to escape to somewhere warm soon! We have been getting in New arrival’s Daily, for Spring and those of you needing resort wear. Here is a few of our Favorites that are easy to travel in, pack and comfortable to wear. All can mix and match, wear with flip flops of tennis shoes! We love these items can also be dressed up or down, look darling with Bathing suits or paired with A denim jacket!

All these piece are right on trend, travel well and can be worn All Spring & Summer.  Like what you see you can shop our Store front in South Ogden or simple shop from your home on our site! www.chicstyleutah.com … Looking for Ideas to Style these pieces? follow us on instagram & facebook @chicstyleutah

Have a wonderful week!

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Rosie Top ruffle sleeve $29.99 coral,grey,sky blue

Stripped skirt is one of our Best sellers! Easy to travel with and perfect with tanks & tee’s! $29.99

tennis shoe

designer inspired tennis shoes, $19.99 mauve, grey, white

Easy to wear fold over stripe pant! wear with converse or flip flop! Great for Traveling! $28.99

Bobbi Tank dress, Racer back, pocket detail maxi dress! $24.99 sm med large in black,mauve, grey

 

2016 Recap… Favorite’s and Life changing ,A look back💕

2016 Recap.. Favorite’s and Life Changing… A look back💕

NYFW Red carpet event @ Inglot Studio

NYFW a bucket list dream and being able to share with my sister

One of Our Boutiques that I carefully designed and created!

Fox 13 News A Fashion Segment on “The Place”

Ritz Carlton St.Thomas ,20 year wedding anniversary

Getting Back to my Bikini body…

My men on a Family Trip to Santa Barbara

Homeless bags, giving more and accomplishing more random act of kindness

Becoming the Model for the shop

As 2016 came to a end I needed to Share some of my greatest memories, Accoplishments and life changers… 2016 was a big year of change for me in Many ways from health, business and lifestyle.

I have loved Fashion & interior design since I was a little girl Designing Barbies Dream house and Building her wardrobe. So of course I have dreamed of going to New York Fashion Week since I was a little girl. It was a dream come true to exsperience this & being able to share with my sister made it icing on the cake. ( read about our Trip here)

Making Changes in business….my husband and I have owned Chic Style clothing boutique for 7 years. It’s been a dream, Hard work, reaching goals, long Hours, lost family time, big learning lessons ( good & bad) building wonderful relationship and helping woman look and feel good…. We built to 3 stores a website and a monthly Subscription business in this time with a goal of 5 shops… Lots of Prayers and some bumps ,we were on our way to the 5 and along the way ( and more prayers) our goals changed…. We realized Bigger isn’t better, Work smarter not harder and Our family was growing up to Fast and were missing it!  We down sized Now to Our 1 South Ogden shop a website and our subscription box. We have other dreams we are wanting to accomplish (which we will share soon) we are Happy with our dession’s ( don’t think tears weren’t shed and some heartache felt, even some failure thought) But as time went on we knew we made the right choices. Because of the choices we made in 2016 we were able to spend more time with Our boys, go on vacations, devote more time with God and I believe where on the right path for 2017 in business and life. Thank you for supporting us and sharing us on our journey as small buisness owners💕 ( more one our Buisness story here)

A business goal achieved…. Making it on Fox 13 News with a fashion segment on  (The Place)  was a big goal achieved with the help of my friend Jen Berns I got a call to do my first tv spot and was lucky enough for it to have gone well that I got asked back In November and looking forward to two more segements in January and February. I know God had his had in this and believe me I am counting my blessings🙏🏻

20 years of Marriage is My biggest accomplishment of 2016, I am Lucky to be Married to a man I adore , My best friend, who shares the same values and supports my goals. Being married 20 years has been truly easy to this loving & easy going man. We celebrated with a first class Trip and our First ever vacation with out our kids (our trip post here) to The Ritz Carlton St. Thomas  and then off  with 8 of our friends on a private yacht to tour the BVI’s truly a trip of a life time. Wishing  I was planing this trip again it was so fabulous! Almost a “pinch me” is it real kind of trip!

I shared my Health , Hormone and weight challenge with you several post back (read here) I finally got answers, felt better and got my bikini body back, not perfect in any way and still working on it but at least I feel like I can be seen in a bathing suit again😘 ( this is a big deal to a girl who loves the beach and her Sunday lake day’s)

My men❤️ What I live for …. I couldn’t imagine my life with out them! Because of our Buisness choices this year , we were able to have more time to share as a family and go on some much need vacation ‘s.  2016 was the First time I ever made a list of resolution ( I will share my 2016 list with you & the results in  the next week) 1 of my resolutions was to getaway more & travel. I really wanted to go somewhere every month, even if it was a little weekend getaway !  Resolution achieved✔️ It made the year so enjoyable I made it be a 2017 resolution as well! It is life changing and really is worth taking the time to make a break a priority.  Fun family bonding and great memories made.

My Family and I try to give back and help others. 2016 I made another Resolution to Give back more, help more and come up with more Randome acts of kindness. We were able with the help of Many Family & friends to reach our Goal of 200 Homeless giving bags (we achieved 212) Next year our goal is 500.  I will be doing a post on our details of what’s in our bags and our process this month so stay tuned.    As for our Random Acts of Kindness … I am a Junior league Member and this year one of the members came up with a challenge, which was perfect because I was already thinking of ideas to put into play… With a their challenge I was given 50 cards to attach Random acts too and pass out…. What a joy to see the look on people’s faces. It really does make your life better to be able to GIVE❤️  If you want to see what I did check out my Instagram @darcyvandenberg to see the post.

Owning a Boutique, selling clothes is the main part of  our Buisness. I realized what ever I wear in our shops I sell out of. A light went on ( yes it only took 6 years)  I need to Model the clothing  and post the new arrivals. I did think of it Earlier but honest I didn’t have the time to model and set up shoots with 3 shops. One of the positive things to come out of down sizing and boy has it helped sales. People having been loving it and comment how much they love the change.  Happy  I could use some tips from my old modeling  days and my hubby is a decent photographer.

I hope you enjoyed my recap of 2016, I love sharing with you my Top 9  ❤️D’Arcy

Holiday in Pink

Holiday in PINK

Re-thinking the Traditional Holiday red & green for This years Holiday Color💕 it’s ok not to do the traditional color’s and decorate & wear color’s that make you happy.  Pale pink is my favorite color, I think it makes for a fun Holiday color , Soft, looks pretty with fresh greenery and perfect in Snow. Nothing like a big cozy sweater in your favorite color to help you enjoy the cooler weather and enjoy the Holiday festivities .  Branch out and choose a color that makes you look and feel good😘

Sweater by Leith , jeans by Edyson, shoes Badgley Mischka, large pink ring Zenzii, eyeliner Teddy by Mac and Lipstick and liner Chanel 05  mordore nude liner / 54 boy lipstick

Enjoy your Holiday season ❤️D’Arcy

 

Wardrobe Stylist…. A service You just might NEED

Closet Closet

Do you have a unorganized closet?
Do you love to shop and don’t know what to wear?
Do you need someone to tell you what to keep and what to toss?
Do you need outfits created from what you own?
Do you need a wardrobe facelift?
I Am your Style Girl… I will come to your home and Redo Your closet with what you have!

Style your wardrobe & closet Organization includes

10-20 organized & styled outfits created

Closet organized … What to keep & toss tips

Tips on what should be on your list for your next shopping Trip

Fee add ons to your Closet Styling & organizing

decorating your closet

shopping for organizing storage solutions

additional outfits styled & created

fee’s start at $500 and go up from there…. This is a time consuming process.

Owning a Boutique and having a interior design back ground I often get asked can you come and dress me or come redo my closet!!! Yes Yes I can!  In the shop we help people put together outfits all day long.. Even if they bring in something they bought else where, we make a outfit out of it! It’s a free service we love to help customers look good.  We knew this has been an issue with as many people over the years that say”I just need help or I just don’t know what to put with what!” And ” can you just come home with me?”   Well Now I am happy to come to YOU and help you get organized!

A organized closed with pre styled outfits helps you start your day out right!  How happy would you be walking into a closet knowing you have stylish, put together outfits ready no matter what your day has in store. ( no closet to small or too big )

Interested? Contact me via email , leave a comment here or contact me at shop 801-479-0664

This is a by appointment only service and can take a day to a week to have a Wardrobe styled closet….I have limited space each month, get on my calendar:)  Makes a great Christmas gift

Get Styled D’Arcy

For outfit inspiration’s and to see what we can do …. Visit our Instagram page

@chicstleutah or @darcyvandenberg

Here is some of our latest outfit post……

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Dry Bar lover

Dry Bar NYC

Dry Bar NYC

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My Sister and I after Our First Blow out & Style In NYC at the Parker Meridian Dry Bar ( no Make up😬)

My personal Dry Bar products.... I have been using for 2 years❤️

My personal Dry Bar products…. I have been using for 2 years❤️

Dry Bar Las Vegas

Dry Bar Las Vegas

 

The New Bag and just launched Dry bar Book!

The New Bag and just launched Dry bar Book!

Oh My… Have you been to a dry Bar? If you haven’t it’s a must do when your in a town that has one❤️

What is a dry Bar you ask? It’s a “Happy Place ” for woman, to Have Great hair at a affordable price in a fun and Chic Salon with Fabulous smelling products and serves a yummy drink!  This is just a place for a Wash, blow out that gives you body and shine , finishing it off with great Styling!  No other services are preformed here which means no yucky smells and is spotless from hair and dust from nails! It’s a pure delight!

Lets talk Hair… My Hair I am a natural blond with Silky straight thin hair but I have a decent amount for hair for it being fine….. My mom has been a hair dresser for over 40 years and has never felt hair like mine…. Yes it’s tricky hair!  ( a huge reason I haven’t changed my hair since elementary school ) Really… This is the first Year without bangs!!! We did try a perm once my senior year in High school… I want BIG 90’s hair and well let’s just say the perm didn’t take… When I washed my hair 2 days later it when back to stick straight!!! No Big hair for this girl… But Boy I tried with Hot rollers , sponge rollers, teasing and tons of Aqua Net!    My mom always cut my hair dry and I never got a hair wash in the Shampoo bowl…. Because it would be a nightmare of tangles!!!! I am very tender headed as well !

Years later I moved to Utah.. I found Nume Curling wands…. A curling Iron that actually curls my hair and stays for a whole day!! ( more on Numa wands in Next week’S post) Mom wasn’t close anymore but we see each other almost every other month, which she’ll give me a trim and about once a year gives me some highlights ( I didn’t need until my late 30’s and moving to Utah…the California Sun worked in my favor)  So I realized I need to find someone I could trust My hair too that wouldn’t kill me or ruin my delicate hair! My cute nail girl Sheridan was just finishing hair school and works at an Aveda saloon. We talked about my hair at several nail appointments and I decided she listened to my concerns and really thought she could do a good job with my hair:). So Yes my First Hair appointment was in MY 40’s…..  I booked for some highlights, a cut and a blow out….. I loved it and she helped me to Trust someone besides my mama with my hair!   I needed to give you this little background to help you understand why Blow out’s are Special to Me….

The Dry Bar exsperience ….. My First time was with My Sister Tiana ( who has fab Hair, thick, curly and is not tender headed . She’s a natural brunette and can do anything to her hair) We were in NYC for Fashion Week and it was a Bucket list to go to a dry Bar…. I bought a Dry Bar blow dry a couple years ago and some of their product and I was in LOVE❤️  I started looking into what Is this Dry Bar…A place that Just Blows out your Hair swears they give you body to all types of hair and Style that last a couple of Days???( I am lucky if mine last the day!). So this was something I was intrigued by. Is this true could they give me a style that last even for 2 days… Not kill my head or rip out my hair from tangling it into a mess…. Why yes .. YES they could!!!!

Dry Bar NYC, We arrived to be treated with a mimosa and met our cute Stylist… Who asked us what we wanted…the Straight, Manhattan, Cosmo, Mai Tai, dirty Martini, southern comfort ,Etc I opted for The Southern Comfort Big Hair , lots of Volume with curls❤️❤️  It was  such a great exsperience and our hair lasted 3days..( mine stayed curled 2 but still had body) We went again While in New York!! It was such a treat not to have to worry about hair on our Trip!

On My Birthday  we were in Las Vegas, The Dry bar Opened here in July so of course it was a must do with my mom…..when we arrived Home from our Trip The New Book & bag was on my door step ( Can’t wait to read it ALL) I’ll keep you posted😘

This has become a favorite & something I will exsperience when I am in any City that has a Dry Bar ( I keep asking for them to put one at Farmington station in Utah)  so please do your self a favor and make an appointment for a blow out at The Dry Bar….. wwwthedrybar.com. For cities near you….. Can’t get to one…. Order their products on their website  or online at Nordstrom.com  The smell of their Products are amazing and have changed my hair!  Dry Bar lover❤️

Hope your hair has great style this week😘 D’Arcy

Flared Jeans

Sts flared Jean trouser  Areve lace top Christian Louboutin shoes

Sts flared Jean trouser
Areve lace top
Christian Louboutin shoes

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The Flared Trouser Jean….It’s not always about the Skinny Jean. All though the skinny is super versatile. The flared Trouser  has a great place in your Jean pile. The flared Jean works great for a dressed up look Shown above & perfect for making your legs look longer. Typically sold with a longer heam  works perfect with a heel and you want it to cover the top of your foot so your shoe peeps out, given you a longer leg💕 Now who doesn’t want that! 😘

Enjoy your week❤️ D’Arcy

Happy to answer any fashion questions,  just leave a comment 😘

 

Birthday Celebrating 45

Wishing in 45

Wishing in 45 With our Utah friends at the Pumpkin Patch

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Birthday Lunch with My family at Maggiano’s @ fashion Show in Las Vegas

Shopping with my mom and Boys in Las Vegas

Shopping with my mom and Boys in Las Vegas

Dry Bar Las Vegas

Dry Bar Las Vegas

Turning 45

Turning 45

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My long Time girlfriend Opened a Boutique ( a dream of hers for years)  Rowan on Santa Claus lane in Carpinteria….so it was a Joy to go visit her, Shop her Boutique and go out to Lunch❤️

 

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara , cliff Hike with Ocean view, My Hubby and I went for a 2. 1/2 hour hike in the cliff’s and then hiked down to the ocean…. ( where my phone fell in!)  

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My Men❤️ Sunday Breakfest and a morning Beach walk!

Turning 45….. Wow I don’t feel 45… Where does the time go? I can honestly say age really doesn’t matter, It’s all  in how you feel and act.  I try to take care of myself, stay busy and love life…. Rocking in 45 is just another number BUT the Long weekend celebrating it was a blast!  I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate….Wonderful people, good food, some of my favorite Things & My loves all in the City & the Beach! One Happy Girl! Thanks to everybody who helped celebrate with me. ❤️D’Arcy

 

NYFW Part 3 Our outfits

Street Style.... Little black dress, Valentino shoes and Jimmy Choo clutch

Street Style…. Little black dress, Valentino shoes and Jimmy Choo clutch, leather choker 

Valentino Rockstud ankle strap in patent leather with Nappa straps. Platinum-finish studs made in Italy

Valentino Rockstud ankle strap in patent leather with Nappa straps. Platinum-finish studs made in Italy

Street Style ( Tiana Holiday)

Street Style ( Tiana Holiday)

Cream Lace dress, Off the shoulder, leather strap clog sandal worn for the Social House event @shopstyle

Cream Lace dress, Off the shoulder, leather strap clog sandal worn for the Social House event @shopstyle

Style Shop Social House... Photo compliment's of #Square CASh

Style Shop Social House… Photo compliment’s of #Square CASh 

Tiana Holiday

Tiana Holiday

Street style Time Square

Street style Time Square, Kut from the Kloth Leather jacket, Kut from the Kloth Button up shirt? jcrew beaded skirt, Gucci clutch,  Chanel jewelry 

Street style photography in Time square {Sister's}

Street style photography in Time square {Sister’s}

Street Style casual

Street Style casual… Edyson Jeans, Splended Tank, Havannah Flip flops, Hobo Bag, Tiffany Silver Jewelry,rayban Sun glasses

Street Style in Brooklyn heading to "ART meets Fashion" display

Street Style in Brooklyn heading to “ART meets Fashion” display

Cristina Ruales Dance performance at Inglot studio's

Cristina Ruales Dance performance at Inglot studio’s

Tiana Holiday ( my sister) Cristina Rules Dance performance at Inglot studios

Tiana Holiday ( my sister)
Cristina Rules Dance performance at Inglot studios

Black Leather jeans, black pletted tank and , black Open toe booties, Jimmy Choo clutch

Black Leather jeans, black pletted tank and , black Open toe strap bootie wedge BCBG , Jimmy Choo clutch

Street style , AC/DC junk Food tee, patch skinny jeans by Kut from the Kloth

Street style , AC/DC junk Food tee, patch skinny jeans by Kut from the Kloth, Jimmy Choo clutch

worn for our Morning Hair appointment’s

Street style, Black crisis cross tee, patched Kut from the Kloth Skinnies, Olive vest duster, converse tennis shoes...

Street style, Black crisis cross tee, patched Kut from the Kloth Skinnies, Olive vest duster, leather choker, cuff bracelet, converse tennis shoes…  Worn to watch a show, shopping and sight seeing:)

Street style

Kut from the Kloh Patched jeans .... Skinny and ankle cuffed

Kut from the kloth Patched jeans …. Skinny and ankle cuffed ❤️worn  at the Baccarat Bar

Leanne Marshell Runway Show at the skylight & pop up event by Hotel Hugony a Cute boutique Hotel!

Leanne Marshell Runway Show at the skylight & pop up event by Hotel Hugony a Cute boutique Hotel!

This outfit Black waxed Jeans ( jbrand) black crisis cross tee, and sequined jacket (j crew) black clutch Jimmy Choo and black open toe booties by Vince Camuto… Worn to 2 shows I had to rush from one too another without change…. Leanne Marshelle show & the Sherri Hill show

Kut from the Kloth outfit and BCBG shoes worn Arriving for NYFW

Kut from the Kloth outfit and BCBG shoes worn Arriving for NYFW

Out fit

NYFW …. The clothes! What to wear when you attend NWFW In the Fall….With this being My First Time, not a lot of time to plan and unusually warm weather, I felt I did pretty good on the packing and choosing the right outfits for for shows, travel, sight seeing and Nightlife. I didn’t feel out of place or uncomfortable in any situation but I did learn  pack only clothes that photograph well ( I wore a pretty dress that I love to the Social House event and It doesn’t photograph well…. It was perfect for Brunch which I knew It would be but I knew in my heart it wasn’t going to photograph well and it didn’t!) not having time to change to get to Social House…. I missed out on Having some great photograph opportunities….

I would make changes for sure….. Pack More skirts & dresses,  only clothes that photograph well, I didn’t need as much jewelry as I packed…. ( narrow down Jewlery to go with each outfit!) being my first time I brought Casual and dressy for each outfit❤️ I also brought to Many shoes Way to Many Shoes Narrow down to My Favorite Black Heel’s, shoes to match My dressier dress, 1 pair of sandals , pair of Tennis shoes and 1 flip flop and 1 Bootie or wedge! Really Take the time to match. Shoes to multiple outfits…Shoes weigh a lot and you really need the spare weight!

Things I packed that I was so thankful for…. My black waxy leather jeans I wore 3 times and made 3 completely different outfits with differnt tops, jacket, shoes and accessories ( sorry we were rushing so much of the Time we forgot pictures of some outfits) my leather jacket… Not because it was cold ( it was unbearably hot a couple of the days) but to add a cool factor on your shoulders! My Hobo bag ❤️ goes cross body for sight seeing And travel day’s,(www.chicstyleutah.com) 1pair Of trendy jeans, shoe pads, gel for the heels, foot cream, Bandades, 2 portable charges, airborne and aspirin.

More Packing Tips in a feature Post!

Hope you find some inspiration in some of what We wore for New York Fashion Week ,

❤️ D’Arcy

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